We love ‘out the box’ ideas that will bring you more space in your home.
As part of our ‘in the air’ ideas – here is the next one – a nifty ‘in the air’ notepad idea – have fun!
Craft glue (I prefer PVA)
Piece of wood – approx. 4” x 8” (use flooring samples if you can find them)
Recycled or reclaimed paper (I recommend re-using gift wrap paper)
Ribbon or rope (shoelaces work great) – approx. 16” long
Receipt paper roll – approx. 2 ½” width
Piece of webbing/strapping – approx. 4” long
Thick rubber band (try using the ones wrapped around your produce)
Medium or large clip
1. First, measure and cut paper to cover the surface of the wood board.
2. Evenly spread glue on the back of the paper and carefully glue it to the board.
3. Flip the board over to attach the pen holder.
Bend the piece of webbing in half and pierce the two halves with the thumbtack.
Press the thumbtack through the webbing and into the back of the board along one edge.
Once stable, use a hammer to push the tack all the way in.
4. Thread the ribbon or rope through the middle of the receipt paper roll.
Tie the ends together in a bow or knot. Make sure your loop has some extra space.
5. Clip the loop onto the top of the board, checking to make sure the loose end of the paper roll is flat against the board.
6. Gently pull the edge of the paper roll down and secure it in place with the rubber band.
7. Voila! You now have a charming and sturdy hanging notepad, made from reused materials.
You can expand or alter the concept of this project to work with different materials or for a different function.
Here is another notepad variation, plus a message board made with a wooden spool.